• Best Hiking Destinations On The Pacific Coast

    Whether you’re a beginning hiker or an advanced trekker, the Pacific Coast region offers a wealth of hiking trails that are perfectly suited just for you, your friends or loved ones. For many hikers, the preferred destination is the legendary Pacific Crest Trail, one of America’s first National Scenic Trails that extends 2,650 miles from the desert and Sierra Nevada regions of California, through the Cascades of Oregon and Washington and then into British Columbia, Canada. But what if you prefer equally scenic hiking trails that run closer along the Pacific Coast, with its spellbinding views of not only the Pacific Ocean but also the natural beauty it’s so famous…

  • Asilomar: A Literal Refuge By The Sea

    With a summer camp-like atmosphere, the absence of certain modern conveniences and rustic accommodations, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds may not be suitable for every visitor to the Monterey Bay area. But for those seeking a quiet respite from an often-stressful daily lifestyle, Asilomar might just be the idyllic setting they’ve long been searching for. It’s also one of the most fascinating hidden treasures in the Monterey Peninsula. Asilomar Conference Grounds 800 Asilomar Ave. Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (888) 635-5310 www.visitasilomar.com Asilomar State Beach Sunset Drive Pacific Grove, CA  93950 www.parks.ca.gov   About Asilomar Located along California’s spectacular Central Coast in Pacific Grove, Asilomar is a derivation of two…

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    Best Rooms With A View In America

    When booking rooms from a hotel, what’s among the first things that most travelers are looking for? A comfortable bed is certainly a must as well as great customer service and modern conveniences like a TV and a reliable Wi-Fi service. But how good can a room be when it has just has a backside view of a building, an alley or even a parking lot? A room with a view may cost more in most any type of hotel, but a room with a gorgeous view will definitely make any stay that much better and that much more memorable. The following are just five of the best rooms with…